Conclusion: The HP ElitePad 900 is a business-worthy Windows 8 tablet that a consumer could love. The jackets remind us of the grand days of the HP iPAQ and its sleeves: they make the device useful in a variety of scenarios while maintaining portability and augmenting battery life. Build quality is top notch, the design is extremely attractive and the tablet is one of the lightest 10" tablets on the market, regardless of OS.
Pros: Lovely design with aluminum casing, sharp IPS display, a variety of useful expansion jackets and docks make this very versatile.
Cons: Expensive, not lighter than an Ultrabook when paired with the keyboard jacket. The Intel Atom Z2760 isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. Few ports on tablet itself.
HP ElitePad 900 review: HP's first Windows 8 tablet for the business world
9 May 2013
Summary: On paper, the ElitePad 900 has almost everything we'd expect from a business tablet: pen support, security features like TPM and a dock with Ethernet and extra ports. It's offered with a wider-than-usual range of accessories, including useful goodies like a second battery and keyboard case. Not to mention, it's one of the best-looking tablets we've ever seen, and that's definitely not something we demand from enterprise tech.
Pros: Gorgeous, durable design, Bright IPS display, Useful accessories, including a case with a spare battery
Cons: Sluggish performance, Middling battery life, Expensive compared to other business tablets
Summary: In this age of bring your own device to work, tablet makers are still feeling their way as to what makes the ideal combination of a work and play gadget. And, while the ElitePad 900 gets a lot right, HP hasn't quite perfected the mix.
Pros: Attractive design, Bright display, Accessories add functionality, Good battery life, Sharp 8-MP camera
Cons: Productivity Jacket bulky, Sharp edges, Slow hard drive
This is a Windows 8 tablet for business users that's thin and light, and designed to be flexible via optional dongles and Jackets
Good Gear Guide.au
6 May 2013
Summary: If you require a Windows tablet that's thin and light, then the ElitePad 900 is for you. It runs an Intel Atom CPU, so it's not quick, but it can run for many hours on end and it won't get warm. It doesn't have much built in (not even USB), but there are plenty of options available that allow you to add ports, battery life, a keyboard and even ruggedness to this unit.
Pros: Thin and light, Feels good to hold, Heaps of options
Cons: Lacks built-in USB and video out, Low screen resolution, Optional extras can add significantly to the overall cost